As announced earlier the kernel team is looking for a some folks to help bring the 12.10 kernel to 12.04. Once 12.10 has been released, the team wants to enable newer hardware support via the kernel for the LTS version of the desktop. So, since the original announcement, we've had 10 people help test the various builds of the kernel from the ppa. Thanks so much to all who tested! Now we'd like to take this testing to the next level.
We've put together a list of commonly used hardware that we want to ensure proper support for the kernel. I'm asking for volunteers to run the kernel from the ppa on precise and report results. The catch here is that we want to have at least 1 person who has each piece of hardware listed be represented. Make sense? For example, we want folks running nvidia cards to have at least a couple people reporting results using nouveau and the proprietary driver. Same for AMD and Intel. On the wireless side, getting someone who has a chipset of each of the manufacturers listed is our goal. This is a first step in our on-going efforts to help make testing and quality a more assured and quantitative effort. We're going 'quantal' if you will. For those who want to have even more detailed and specific hardware testing, hang tight. If you'll remember this past UDS we spoke about creating a community hardware database. Work to enable this is on-going, and I hope to be able to share more about it in the coming months. In the meantime, let's build up a list of folks and systems ready to populate such a database, shall we? ;-)
So if your interested in helping, go ahead and edit that wiki page. Add yourself under one or more pieces of hardware. There's a handy script that should help you identify what's in your system if your not quite sure. Then head over to the QATracker.
Once there click on 'Quantal kernel for precise LTS', you will wind up on a page showcasing the tests and instructions for this call for testing. If you click the on 'Link to the installation information' you will get information on installing and uninstalling the package. Similarly the 'Link to bug reporting instructions' provides details on reporting a bug you find in the test case. Finally, if you click 'Kernel Smoke Tests' you'll arrive on the page to report your testcase results. Note you will need to sign in using your ubuntu sso account to report results.
If you encounter issues, you can always reboot into your current working kernel and be back to normal. As always, if you have any issues in using the tracker, feel free to get in touch with me.